George Mueller (1805-1898) lived in England and built several orphanages. He never had a salary, never held a job as such, but relied totally on God to provide for his own needs, and more importantly, the needs of the orphanages. The Worthy Brief relates the following: Faith was the pinnacle of George Muller's life. Without … Continue reading It Matters to Him About You
I've got a confession to make. I'm tired. Physically, mentally, spiritually; how many ways can you be tired? And all of these lead to emotional fatigue. It's not a good place to be.Seems to be a part of the human existence. Inevitable. Someone said the only sure things in this life are death and taxes.Nope. Not … Continue reading Anxiety
The story goes about a man who was bear hunting and had hired a local guide. They saw a big bear over on the next hill, within range, and the guide said "Take your shot." The man did so, and wounded the bear, which turned and ran straight at the hunters in a roaring rage. … Continue reading Bear Hunting
We are inundated daily with ads and commercials that project what the world sees as "perfect" or "right" or "complete" and especially politically correct. Signs and billboards, TV, movies, magazines, newspapers, online and offline, they are wherever we look in our daily life. It's the stuff we need to train ourselves to immediately ignore, look … Continue reading Don’t Conform
Life is what happens when you're making plans. No one-- Christian, Jew, Muslim, atheist-- no one is immune to the trials and tribulations common to the Human Race. We all make plans. We all have hopes and dreams for the future, often based on what is happening at the current time, whether they look promising … Continue reading Life
I sat in church Sunday morning and wept as the congregation sang “Just As I am” with a bridge of the chorus from “I Come to be Mended” by Travis Cottrell. Just as I am, without one plea, But that Thy blood was shed for me; And that Thou bidst me come to Thee, Oh, … Continue reading Why Do We Weep?
For several years now the medical community has been learning about "mindfulness" -- the idea that we can, and should, become more aware of our physical well-being by learning to take mental assessments of our well-being, or, as the Mayo Clinic page says "being intensely aware of what you're sensing and feeling in the moment, … Continue reading Mindfulness